Saudi Arabia Appoints First Female Deputy Minister Of Labour

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Dr. Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah has been appointed deputy minister of labour . (Image credit: Al Arabiya)

Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a shake-up that elevates a younger generation, brings a woman into a senior government job.

Dr Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah has been appointed deputy minister of labour and social development. She holds a PhD in Radiology and Medical Engineering from Manchester University, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences in 2007.

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The military chief of staff, air defence and land forces heads and senior defence and interior ministry officials were removed. Tamadur bint Youssef Al Ramah became deputy labour minister, a rare high-level job for a woman in the kingdom.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has promised reforms to wean Saudi Arabia off oil exports, create jobs and open up Saudis’ cloistered lifestyles.